Maturity / 8.875 Deck
Regular price $90.00
- Artwork by Sean Cliver
- Manufactured at PS Stix
- Hand-Screened at Screaming Squeegees
- Bonus: A bookmark. Yes, that's right, this deck comes with a damn bookmark, because how stupid would we have to be to dedicate a board series to a few of our favorite authors and not include a complimentary bookmark designed by Dave Carnie, a writer who has indisputably generated more words-per-square-inch in the history of skateboarding than any other individual? No book is included, of course, but if you need a few suggestions to buy or check out from your local library while you still have one in this Land of the Free: Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, and Slaughterhouse-5, all by Kurt Vonnegut.
- Caveat: Be aware that blemishes and imperfections are an expected and accepted part of the screen-printing process. Each board is screened by hand, one at a time, layer upon layer, making each print unique unto its own—just like snowflakes! That said, sorry, but we will not consent to any returns unless the graphic is determined to be unacceptable at our discretion. Please take this into consideration prior to ordering any screen-printed boards.
- Dimensions: 8.875 x 32.875
- Specs: Nose: 7.0 / Tail: 6.5 / WB: 15.0
- Note: All sales are final. Can't say that any simpler. Unless the product is defective in the wood manufacturing sense, we will not accept any returns—in other words, you bot it, you bought it.
- Product Description: If you read the "I Read Books" zine by Carnie then you'll see where he expressed a mild surprise that I had chosen Kurt Vonnegut over my other contending favorite author Richard Brautigan. And I may have, but my damn head got tied in a damn knot whenever I thought about what the graphic would be due to a very large and very thorough biography about his life entitled Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan that I devoured at perhaps the worst possible point in my life. Long story short, spoiler alert, Brautigan had demons—a few of them familiar to me—and he offed himself via a gunshot to the head at the age of 49 in Bolinas, CA. Bonus: His body wasn't found until about a month later. Was it decomposed? Hell yes. A truly depressing end to someone who once crafted heartbreaking sentences of staggering genius that made me drop his books and my jaw in awe. Anyway, the aforementioned kept Brautigan at bay, so I instead went with the author first introduced to me in a World Literature class during my senior year of high school: Kurt Vonnegut. The book was Cat's Cradle, and while it had some resonance then it wasn't until five years later that I picked up Breakfast of Champions at the behest of Jeff Tremaine—and that was a literary game changer. The book struck a strong, dark satirical chord with me that just so happened to coincide with my beginning to branch out from pen 'n' paper on graphics to the QWERTY keyboard on Big Brother magazine. Fast forward to today, some 30 odd years later, and I'm still sardonically laughing through all the shit the best I can. So it goes. —Cliver
- Warning: Since the dawn of mankind, top stain veneers come in a variety of colors and the one shown here is for display purposes only. In other words, we cannot guarantee a specific color so please be pleasantly surprised with the one you receive and not get all bent and butt-hurt about it.